The US Department of Justice accused Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev of using botnets to steal information from target users and then sell them on the dark web. According to the indictment, Ivanov-Tolpintsev earned more than $80,000 from this. Hacker claims his botnet is capable of decrypting the login information of at least 2,000 computers per week. After being sold on the dark web, the information can be used to perform a variety of other illegal activities such as tax fraud, ransomware attacks.
Polish authorities arrested Ivanov-Tolpintsev in Korczowa on October 3, 2020. According to the filing, investigators discovered Ivanov-Tolpintsev by discovering the Gmail addresses he used for dark web activity. One of these emails received several electronic invoices from online e-cigarette retailers, revealing Ivanov-Tolpintsev’s name and contact details. Not only that, the recovery email for these accounts is the email that hackers often use.
As a result, the government was able to gather enough evidence to convince the judge to issue an arrest and extradition order. Although authorities have not shared details about Ivanov-Tolpintsev’s botnet, the incident is a wake-up call for those who only use passwords to secure their accounts. Experts recommend that users use multi-factor authentication to avoid attacks. Du Lam (According to TechRadar)
In July 2019, a CCTV reporter (China) visited the Huaqiangbei electronics market in Shenzhen, finding cameras that were sophisticatedly disguised in the form of pens, lighters, alarm clocks, etc. . despite Chinese law consider this as illegal behavior. Before sharing how to detect hidden cameras and cybersecurity knowledge on the Internet, Hutchins was dubbed a “WannaCry user” when he contributed to preventing the dangerous ransomware WannaCry in 2017. Before becoming “saviour”, Hutchins used to develop dangerous malware. He was arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2017 in Las Vegas while trying to return to his home country in the UK. Hutchins was released in 2019, then opened a social network account on the Internet to share security and cybersecurity knowledge.